On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1988

Historical Events

  • 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
  • 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
  • MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0

Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Gallup, American guitarist (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine), dies at 86
1988 Highlights

About October 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra